NTSB Identification: LAX87MA125B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33281.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 25, 1987 in LOS ANGELES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R, registration: N98834
Injuries: 92 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER A NGT LNDG ON NORTH SIDE OF LOS ANGELES INTL ARPT, CESSNA 310, N98834, WAS TAXIED SOUTH (S) TO DELTA CARGO AREA. BFR RCHG S RWYS (25L & 25R), THE PLT STOPPED SHORT OF KILO RAMP BHND ANOTHER ACFT (N61C) & CONTACTED S GND CTLR (GC-1). HE WAS TOLD TO HOLD SHORT. CONT FLT 866 (BOEING 727, N88704) ADZD S LCL CTLR (LC-1) HE WAS READY FOR TKOF (ON RWY 25R). LC-1 WAS AWARE N98823 & N61C WERE WAITING TO CROSS S RWYS & GRANTED APPROVAL FOR GC-1 TO CLR THEM ACROSS 25R. GC-1 CLRD THEM ACROSS 25R & TOLD THEM TO HOLD SHORT OF RWY 25L. APRX 32 SEC LATER, LC-1 CLRD FLT 866 FOR TKOF. LATER HE SAID HE HAD SCANNED THE RWY & SAW WHAT HE PERCEIVED AS 2 ACFT BTN THE PARALLEL RWYS. HOWEVER, N98834 WAS STILL X-ING RWY 25R AS FLT 866 BGN TKOF. THE CESSNA PLT WAS FOCUSING HIS ATTN ON THE ACFT AHEAD & DID NOT SEE FLT 866. SHORTLY AFTER FLT 866 LIFTED OFF, ITS MAIN GEAR HIT THE CESSNA'S VERTICAL STABILIZER. THE TWR CAB SUPVR WAS WORKING A NORTH CTLR'S POSITION WHILE THE CTLR WAS ON A RELIEF BREAK. LC-1 WAS INVOLVED IN OTHER OPNL ERRORS ON 12/21/85, 7/9/86 & 10/28/86.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CONTROL TOWER SERVICE..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

ATC CLEARANCE..CONFLICTING..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

IDENTIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT VISUALLY..IMPROPER..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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